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Lake I6

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Lake I6 has undergone no manipulation, but serves as a reference lake for I8 which is undergoing a fish removal experiment to mimic fishing pressure. Regular sampling of I6 began in 1990.

Lake Description

For a full description see: Kling G.W. et al. 2000. Integration of lakes and streams in a landscape perspective: the importance of material processing on spatial patterns and temporal coherence. Freshwater Biology, 43, 477-497.

Lake I6 has two major inlets, one from I5 and another entering on the west from a shallow lake know and I6 West Headwaters (I6WH).

Elevation (m): 754

Surface Area (ha): 16.7

Volume (cubic meters): 1,014,000

Mean Depth (m): NA

Max Depth (m): 15.8

Catchment Area (ha): 325

Water Retention Time (years): 2.0


Arctic Grayling (Thymallus arcticus)

Slimy Sculpin (Cottus cognatus)

Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush)

Burbot (Lota lota)

Round Whitefish (Prosopium cylindraceum)


Keratella cochlearis

Kellicottia longispina

Polyarthra vulgaris

Conochilus unicornis


Heterocope septentrionalis

Holopedium gibberum

Daphnia longiremis

Bosmina longirostris

Diaptomus pribilofensis

Cyclops scutifer

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